Library News from Germany

September 8, 2008

DBS – German Library Statistics

The “Deutsche Bibliotheksstatistik (DBS)”German Library Statistics is a data collection of 9.000 german libraries since 1974. Bruno Bauer, a librarian from Vienna, interviewed Ronald M. Schmidt, sustainer of the database at hbz, the regional academic library centre of Nordrhein-Westfalen (federal state of Germany). In the weblog medinfo you can find an abstract of the interview in English.

You can find the data 1999 until 2007 in an overview at hbz, especially with overall tables of the German Library Statistics, that contain main facts of Public and Academic Libraries in German and English.

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